Our excitement about the Nasher Museum’s future exhibition The Record, slate for Aug. 2010, just skyrocketed with the announcement of a partial list of featured artists. An effort of the museum’s Curator for Contemporary Art Trevor Schoonmaker, the show will explore the record’s unique cultural and artistic role.
Check out the artists that made the list:
Laurie Anderson (b. 1947 USA), Felipe Barbosa (b. 1978 Brazil), David Byrne (b. 1952 Scotland), William Cordova (b. 1971 Peru), Satch Hoyt (b. 1975 UK), Jasper Johns (b. 1930 USA), Taiyo Kimura (b. 1970 Japan), Christian Marclay (b. 1955 USA), David McConnell (b. 1975 USA), Mingering Mike (b. 1950 USA), Dave Muller (b. 1964 USA), Robin Rhode (b. 1976 South Africa), Dario Robleto (b. 1972 USA), Ed Ruscha (b. 1937 USA), Malick Sidibe (b. 1935 Mali), Xaviera Simmons (b. 1974 USA), Fatimah Tuggar (b. 1967 Nigeria), and Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953 USA).
David Byrne and imaginary musician Mingering Mike are accompanied by such museum stalwarts as Jasper Johns and sound artist Christian Marclay (whose Video Quartet just vacated the Nasher), making this exhibition a reason to start the countdown until Aug. 19, 2010.
D.C. rapper Wale played to a damp-but-excited crowd on Duke’s East Campus Quadrangle last Friday. Check out some video’s the Chronicle’s Courtney Douglas captured of the performance, including a suprise cameo from Mike Posner. Also, check out Kevin Lincoln’s interview with Wale and story on the show as well as a slideshow from Douglas and Maddie Lieberberg.
Three nights. Nine venues. A ton of bands. The schedule for the 2009 Troika Music Festival has been released over at the festival’s Web site. You can check it out here, and make sure to buy your passes too (only $20).
In what might be one of the cutest moments ever captured on film, Midtown Dickens covered the Sonny & Cher anthem “I Got You Babe,” with Kym Register and Catherine Edgerton serenading one another and a delighted audience. Watch the video below, and click here for more video of their packed, sweaty Friday night performance at the Duke Coffeehouse. The only appropriate reaction to this video is “Aww.” Enjoy.
Midtown Dickens celebrated the release of their second LP, Lanterns, Friday at the Duke Coffeehouse. The band–augmented by a quartet of horns and Megafaun’s Brad and Phil Cook–spent the time between songs thanking all their friends and those who enabled the album–it was like a bearable Oscars acceptance speech with great metaphors about babies. But a grateful Midtown Dickens was matched by an audience even more grateful for the energetic, joyful performance. Check out the three videos below of Midtown Dickens performing some of the tracks from Lanterns. (And if you are wondering about the head that occasionally pops on screen–that’s Kym Registers mom standing front row-center.)